• Test Driving Plates - GBM winner Kirk Haworth's plant-based restaurant is a deserved hit


    Great British Menu winner Kirk Haworth has teamed up with his sister Keeley for their first permanent Plates restaurant in Shoreditch and it's already a huge success, booked out for months in advance. We went down to the plant-based restaurant to see what the fuss was all about. 

  • 123V sees Alexis Gauthier take his vegan concept to Browns in Mayfair

    123v gauthier browns mayfair restaurant

    It's been almost a year since Native at Browns closed its doors, but now we hear that there's a brand new restaurant taking its place. Chef Alexis Gauthier first previewed his 123V concept across the road from Browns at the now-closed Fenwick. So it's a short hop for him and his team to move to these new surroundings.

    They'll be taking over the inside restaurant and gorgeous hidden courtyard space at

  • Café Petiole is an "almost vegan" cafe in Somerset House from Tendril's Rishim Sachdeva

    Café Petiole is an "almost vegan" cafe in Somerset House from Tendril's Rishim Sachdeva

    15/5/24 - updated with the opening date

    After opening up Tendril in its permanent Mayfair location last year, Rishim Sachdeva already has his next restaurant planned, Café Petiole in Somerset House. 

    Like Tendril, this will be a "mostly vegan" affair, a small all-day cafe which will also have a few grab-and-go

  • Holy Carrot is putting down roots in Notting Hill

    Holy Carrot is putting down roots in Notting Hill

    Holy Carrot has been getting a lot of love with a run of pop-ups and supperclubs over the past few years, and now it's going permanent in Notting Hill. 

    As the name suggests, it's a plant-based affair and for the restaurant, founder Irina Linovich has brought in Acme Fire Cult's Daniel Watkins to head up the menu as Executive Chef. Acme Fire Cult have always done pretty

  • Tofu Vegan

    Vegan Chinese food in Islington

  • Mildreds plant-based restaurant comes to Victoria

    Mildreds brings their plant-based restaurant to Victoria

    They've been opening successful vegan restaurants across London and now Mildreds have their sights set on Victoria for their sixth opening.

    The plant-based restaurant is taking over what was once a Le Pain Quotidien, just around the corner from Victoria station. And because it's also close to two big London theatres, they'll be putting on special pre-theatre menus here

  • Kirk Haworth's Plates is opening in Shoreditch

    plates restaurant kirk haworth shoreditch london

    If you're ever wondering what the sign of a hot restaurant is going to be in advance then look no further than the upcoming return of chef Kirk Haworth's Plates restaurant. The Great British Menu 2024 winner announced last night that bookings had opened for Plates' new venue in Shoreditch and the deluge of bookings promptly crashed the website. More than 70k people were trying to get hold of a table with

  • Club Mexicana head to South London picking Brixton for their vegan tacos

    club mexicana brixton

    Given the huge popularity of their other restaurants, it's a pretty safe bet that Club Mexicana's first south London restaurant will be a big hit when it opens in Brixton this autumn. You'll find the group's latest restaurant on Market Row where the 35-seat spot will be serving up the vegan tacos and cocktails they've built up a reputation for.

    On the menu in Brixton will be a mix of signature dishes - like the Tofish and

  • Test Driving Tendril - the "almost vegan" restaurant feels at home in its permanent Mayfair space


    Rishim Sachdeva's Tendril has found a permanent home in Mayfair, so we thought it was time to see what this "almost vegan" kitchen is all about. 

  • Test Driving Studio Gauthier - the French chef takes his vegan food to a new audience


    Studio Gauthier sees chef Alexis Gauthier bring some of the extremely accomplished (and Michelin-starred) cooking from his Soho restaurant to a more casual affair in Fitzrovia. We went down for a look. 

  • Mallow's second plant-based restaurant is going to be in Canary Wharf

    Mallow's second plant-based restaurant is in Canary Wharf

    11/6/23 - updated with the opening date

    Following their Borough Market opening back in 2021, a second plant-based Mallow restaurant is on the way to Canary Wharf.

    Mallow comes from the same people behind the Mildreds restaurants but here they're a 100% plant-based affair. And for Canary Wharf, the menu will include a few new dishes like:

    • Spinach Dahi
  • Alexis Gauthier is opening Studio Gauthier and 123V Bakery in Fitzrovia

    Alexis Gauthier is opening Studio Gauthier and 123V Bakery in Soho

    5/6/23 - updated with the opening dates

    Chef Alexis Gauthier is bringing not one, but two new restaurants to Fitzrovia. Much like his existing places, Gauthier Soho and 123V (inside Fenwick's), each will be championing vegan food. They're both within the BFI Stephen Street building in Soho - a space that will be split into two. 

    Up front will be 123V

  • En Root bring their plant-based Indian food to Tulse Hill's Railway Tavern

    En Root bring their plant-based Indian food to Tulse Hill's Railway Tavern

    They only recently launched at The Ritzy in Brixton, but now the Indian-inspired and plant-based food of En Root has opened up in another new home, The Railway Tavern in Tulse Hill.

    They've just taken over the kitchen there and this makes it their fourth

  • Jam Delish bring their vegan Caribbean food to Islington with an ex-Fifteen chef in charge

    jam delish vegan caribbean restaurant islington

    A Hot Dinners exclusive

    If you're looking for a positive thing you can say about the lockdowns, they do seem to have given a lot of people the push they needed to open their own business. One such lockdown-generated company is Jam Delish. Co-founder Jordan Johnson was furloughed during lockdown, which is when he took that opportunity to start up his own popup. Jordan, whose mother is

  • Yard Sale Pizza's Veganuary pizza is The Romesh Spesh with Romesh Ranganathan

    romesh ranganathan and yard sale pizza

    Not only is Romesh Ranganathan all across your TV right now, he's even managed to spare time to slide into the restaurant world this month with a collab with Yard Sale Pizza. The vegan comic has teamed up with the pizza group to come up with his very own pizza for Veganuary.

    The Romesh Spesh, which goes on sale today, is topped with Sri Lankan curried aubergine, coconut sambol, mint raita and